Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: Animals (Domesticated)

Friday My Town Shoot-Out was started by Patty & Reggie Girl to show off their towns and took off from there. Fifty people now participate in showcasing their towns via the different topics chosen each week. The assignment for September 18th was chosen by Sandy from Apache Junction, AZ. Check out her post at www.flyingwg.blogspot.com/

I should probably duck and cover before I say that I am not much of an animal person.

Are you still there? Do you hate me? There's enough room in cyberspace for all of us, right?

A couple of years ago we got our daughter a wascally wabbit for her birthday. Meet Sweetie Pie:

She loves to chew on things (grrr) but snubs carrots in the house. She prefers to munch in the privacy of her cage. She'll allow you a snuggle but once you put her down, forget about catching her. She runs around and thumps her foot to let you know to leave her alone! She is house trained :) and enjoys snuggling into her pink toile bed.

My neighbor is a cat lover. She has no less than 4 cats at all times and mothers any strays that come her way. Unfortunately I think someone has figured that out because the cats keep coming!

I think this is Dahlia - most of them look alike so I'm not totally sure.

I think her cats are cute, I don't mind seeing them poking their heads out of the bushes along the driveway or hanging out in her driveway. However, the evidence my son found in my backyard while playing football, I do mind!

The picture I really wanted for this post is eluding me. I have a sweet elderly neighbor who stands out near the road with his dog several times a day. At least he did until I needed a photo of him. I held out on posting this because I was sure I'd catch him this morning but I haven't. If he is out there this afternoon I will add the shot later!


**UPDATE: Here is my sweet neighbor and his baby, Poco.**

Aren't they adorable?
Thanks for looking!





15 comments:

gigi said...

How do you house train a rabbit? We had a house trained Farrett that used the cat littler box, is it the same??

Doreen said...

both pets are little cuties! have a wonderful weekend!

Simply Heather said...

Oh my...look at the pretty kitty!! The bunny is so sleek, nice photos :)

Sarah Lulu said...

I am very fond of rabbits.

GingerV said...

I like your honesty, not everyone has to be an animal lover in order to be a good person - I am not that enraptured myself.

did you see that your silhouettes will be the topic for oct 9.....

Linda said...

Your collection look so soft and cuddly. The cat is lovely and your neighbor does look sweet. The bunny looks well cared for and content. Thank you for this wonderful shoot!!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Oh, the bunny looks like a fun pet to have. I really like that you put your neighbor in the post. He seems like he could be a good story teller. Great photos.

Carrie said...

JarieLyn hit the nail on the head - he is a good story teller and quite the character. He let me take his picture and then had a riddle for my daughter.

Pauline said...

I love your little story about your neighbour - and the photo is no disappointment! Look at his hands as he holds his beloved dog. You captured something really beautiful there! Well done!

Kerry said...

Not bad for a non-animal-over kinda person!! In fact, it's really great. Especially the neighbor guy and his little dog (why are they always such little dogs?) My daughter had a bunny which did not make the cut (photo-wise) because it chewed up almost everything in the house. We found a home for him, and I am quite sure he lived happily ever after.

Jama said...

I'm not an animal person too, but that doesn't stop me from taking their photos!I love that photo of a cat.

A Scattering said...

Dahlia is beautiful, great shot of her. Your neighbour and his pooch are sweet. What kind of bunny is that?

Ellisa said...

LOVE the cat picture!!

Patty said...

Tell your neighbor that Poco is so cute. They look like good buddies. I like to meet other people in our shootouts, so it is nice that some people focus on not only their town but the people who live there.

The rabbit and cat photos are very nice. I especially like the cat, but I am a little partial to cats, as you know.

Kerry said...

You know, I don't think your picture eluded you. The photo of your neighbor hugging his little dog is really what this is all about.